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Ground Floor


Rangos Omnimax Theater

A four-story, dome theater, the Rangos Omnimax Theater features the BIGGEST screen in Pittsburgh and takes you on larger-than-life adventures all around the world. Read more....

River View Café

Fun and tasty food in an informal setting. Enjoy sandwiches, soup, salads, hot entreés, desserts, and snacks. Sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view of downtown Pittsburgh! Read more...

USS Requin Submarine

Climb aboard a real Cold War-era submarine. Then go below deck and experience the life of a crew member. Full mobility is required to experience this exhibit. Read more...



First Floor


XPLOR Store

Take the Science Center home with you! Choose from a wide selection of books, games, toy, microscopes, and a variety of telescopes selected by our expert staff.

BIKES: Science on Two Wheels

Explore a collection of historic, rare, peculiar, and all-around amazing bikes! Discover the evolution of the modern bicycle, experiment with magnetic gears, make your own tread rubbings, and learn about the latest technologies for sporting bikes. Read more...

SpacePlace Atrium

Explore a replica of an International Space Station mobule, see artifacts from actual space flights, gaze up at a 1/3 size Hubble telescope, launch a rocket, and experience "weightlessness" as you climb the Zero-G wall. Read more...

Bayer Science Stage

Get into the act as science comes alive in this participation demonstration theater. Read more...

Highmark SportsWorks®

Roll, bounce, climb, and run in a building all about science, sports, fitness, and nutrition. Read more...



Second Floor


Buhl Planetarium

Explore Mars, navigate the stars, or journey through the mysteries of the cosmos. Blast off for an exhilarating new planetarium experience. Ask about special programs at our rooftop observatory. Read more...

Miniature Railroad & Village®

Speeding locomotives travel western Pennsylvania's landscape, winding through 2,000 miniature replicas and more than 100 animated characters and scenes. Read more...

roboworld

Gear up for a bot-tastic time with more than two dozen hands-on exhibits all about how robots sense, think, and act. Plus, get your photo taken with some of Hollywood's favorite binary beings. Read more...



Third Floor


SeaScape

Get up close and personal with lots of amazing sea creatures in our 2,000 gallon aquarium. See if you can find a clown fish, seahorses, upside-down jellyfish, and more. Travel the globe with the touch of your fingers! Use Google Earth to zoom in and out on virtually any location on the planet using 3D satellite images. Try finding your favorite place to go on vacation, or where you live! Read more...

Kitchen Theater

Discover science you can eat in this hands-on demonstration theater. Read more...



Fourth Floor


Exploration Station

Explore the forces of nature by stepping into the Earthquake Café, hosting a weather report, controlling a 4-ft. tornado, or challenging your friends to a solar drag race. Create an animation clip, star in a game show about energy, and more. Children ages 3–6 will have a ball at Exploration Station Jr., with a water table, construction zone, climbing area, and observation deck. Also, see ZAP! Jr., where kids can explore the world of medical science and the body. Read more...

Works Theater

Spark your imagination in this live demonstration theater. Read more...